Published in 1587, The Petie Schole by Francis Clement claims to contain "a method to enable both a childe yup reade perfectly within one moneth, & also the unperfect to write English aright" Having read most of this last night, I'm not sure I'd say it was a truly complete method, but I'll be giving … [Read more...] about The Petie Schole by Francis Clement
A little while ago, I set Small a project - to explore the Second World War primarily through fiction. To get him started, I dug around our shelves and our many secondhand bookshops, and I found a few good titles. The first one he started was Carrie's War. Carrie's War (A Puffin Book) at … [Read more...] about Carrie's War by Nina Bawden.
He is so very beautiful, that Tigerboy. And I was much struck by the people who recalled him, visitors upon the manor from last year who remarked upon his growth :) … [Read more...] about Tudor child, Kentwell hall 1578
Buy at Amazon When we were offered the Ravensburger Prehistoric Expedition Science Kit for review, I glanced at the covering release, thought Small would enjoy it a bit, and expected something with a fossil kit in maybe an A4 sized box. Then it arrived. And it's huge. And it has loads of activities … [Read more...] about Ravensburger Prehistoric Expedition Science Kit
Challenged to find a picture of my favourite holiday destination for this Al Fresco Holidays blog competition, I couldn't resist the chance to wax lyrical about Kentwell Hall and reenactment once again. It's an odd choice of holiday. It's hard work for one, but I suppose it's the change is as good … [Read more...] about Looking back and forward to Kentwell Hall.